So the Duke Nukem Forever demo came out yesterday, to select customers. I saw people mentioning it on Twitter, and assumed that these were people who had pre-purchased it on Steam or wherever. As it turns out, if you own Borderlands, you also get early access to the demo. Simply go to your Library in Steam, right click on Borderlands, and click “view game CD key”. You’ll see a key for “Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club” which is used to register at dukenukem.com.
From there, you’ll get another CD key that you enter into Steam, and can download the 800MB demo a few days before the general public! After over a decade of waiting, it’s difficult to imagine getting “early” access to Duke Nukem Forever, but there you go!
I played it briefly, and after peeing in a urinal (which is compulsory btw – the demo starts out in front of a urinal) and picking up pieces of poo from the toilet, you then get to fight a boss before moving on to a driving level (yes, a driving level). I might give it another look, but so far my suspicions have been correct – this game really is unnecessary, and should have been just killed a long, long time ago. Here’s the launch trailer, if you haven’t seen it yet:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FV9ZF621uc]
So let’s move on from that, and check out today’s batch of hardware reviews!
- Kicking things off with a power supply review, here’s TweakTown and the LEPA G500-MA 500 Watt
- ThinkComputers checks out the dual ethernet Plextor PX-NAS4 NAS
- Guru3D has a review of the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC
- The Corsair Graphite 600T White Special Edition Case is being reviewed for the third day in a row, this time at Legit Reviews
- rwlabs reviews the durable Kingston HyperX MAX 3.0 128GB External USB 3.0 Drive
- iXBT Labs Reviews the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 Motherboard
- And finally, OCIA reviews the MUKii TransImp X3 Plus Hard Drive Enclosure